Camas firefighter dodges explosion during fire

Camas firefighter dodges explosion during fire

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on March 1, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 1 at 3:16 PM

CAMAS, Wash. - A firefighter escaped injury after catching on fire while battling a blaze at a townhouse on Thursday.

Fire officials said the person who lives at the townhouse on Southeast Weir Street described using a lighter to look for something under a bed, because he did not have a flashlight.

The fire started around 9:30 a.m.

One firefighter escaped injury when an unknown object fell from a window and exploded, catching his clothing on fire.

He was uninjured thanks to his protective gear, firefighters said,.

No one else was hurt and the exact cause was under investigation.

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